Sri Lanka from the time of expeditions of the great nations have had a reputation for being rich in its maritime operations.Highlighting its great history of maritime operations, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Maritime Museum is operated by the Ports Authority of Sri Lanka with the aim of showing the world it's great maritime history. The Museum was opened to the public in 2003 and is located in Chaithya Road, Colombo along the borders of Colombo port. The building at which it is located is believed to be a former Dutch prison which stands to be the only surviving building of Sri Lanka's colonial history in the reigon. The Museum carries a lot of artifacts related to the ports and operations of the maritime bases from the time of colonialism to date. Models of various structures that existed in the past also stand to provide for the display of Sri Lanka's evolution of maritime operations. The Museum stands as one of the most visited museams after the national museum of everyone who seeks to explore the history of Sri Lanka.